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Building & Construction

Jenny Heumann Godes

Chemicals are used in virtually every facet of building construction and maintenance, from roof membranes that reflect light and keep roofs cool, to sealants and caulks used to keep basements dry.

Advances in chemistry and materials science have helped the building and design sector provide many high-performance materials and products that can help address a number of challenges – from helping mitigate climate impacts, to improving occupant health and wellness, to enhancing energy efficiency, to increasing a building’s resilience to natural disasters.

Billion in capital investments were made in the business of chemistry in 2022, including investments in structures and equipment
Of the total construction spending by the U.S. manufacturing sector in 2022 involved the business of chemistry

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